O Canada! Canada is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the world for international high school students to study high school. And with such friendly locals, vibrant cities, beautiful landscapes and academic credentials, it’s no wonder!
Sure, Canada’s winters are cold but Canadians make up for it with their warm welcome of students from any country. Part of the British Commonwealth, Canada still maintains its distinct culture but has a strong influence of global culture seen in public festivals across the country. Students looking for a more moderate climate, will find milder temperatures on the Canadian West Coast.
Canada has climbed into the top tier of international education rankings. In the most recent round of international Pisa tests, Canada was one of a handful of countries to appear in the top 10 for maths, science and reading. What’s more, international students get such great support, they can easily compete with their Canadian peers.
Schools and Host Families
International students attend Canadian public and private schools as fully supported students and pay a fee to the school for their tuition. Due to this tuition fee, international students can enjoy the same rights regarding subjects, arts, activities, and graduation as Canadian students and even get extra support for ESL and cultural adaptation. Our students stay with host families in the local community. Host families are paid a stipend for hosting, and Educatius Group or a local school partner handles the screening, placement and supervision of host families before and during the program.
Canada is a multicultural place and therefore our host families may have varied backgrounds but all speak English as their primary language at home, provide a safe and welcoming environment and have a strong desire to welcome a foreign student and help them experience their Canadian culture.
Who Can Attend
International students aged 13-18 are eligible to study at high school in Canada. All students must have and maintain a passing grade point average as well as a level of maturity and motivation to study abroad. Some schools have intensive English as a Second Language support and will allow students to enter with no English ability, although some individual schools will require students to possess a higher level of English skills (equivalent to a ELTiS 225). We will guide students with a lower level of English to the appropriate school to support them.
International students can and are encouraged to study from short term stays ( 3 month* ) to multiple years in Public or Private school in Canada.
The application deadline for the fall and spring is flexible, and is actually dependent on the ease of getting a visa from your home country. And some specific schools will fill up sooner than our overall deadline. However, in general the application deadline to start in February is around November 30, and the deadline to start school in the fall is June 30. The sooner you submit your application, the better chance you will have of getting your first school or district choice.
The program fees vary depending on the district/school that a student chooses.
* Short term ( 3 month is not available at all schools ) Please send an inquiry for students interested in the short term program.
** Double placement is for " Featured Districts " only. Different rules apply for Select Schools programs.
***Students are provided with breakfast, and dinner. Students may bring lunches from home to eat at school, but are otherwise responsible for buying their own school lunches if they prefer to eat from the school cafeteria.
****All students are picked up at the airport by their host family or an Educatius Group representative on arrival.